Shotzi and Lita are two of the 30-women who will be entering the Royal Rumble Match on Jan. 29. What some may not remember is that these two women have a history with each other dating back to Shotzi’s time on Tough Enough.
Lita served as a coach on the sixth season of the series that took place in 2015. That season developed some stars in the women’s division that we still see today including Sonya Deville and the current NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose.
In a Digital Exclusive, both Lita and Shotzi reminisce about the time they met one another. Lita confirms that during that time when Shotzi was auditioning for the show that they wanted her in the competition. Shotzi, unfortunately, had to withdrawal due to a health condition. Lita gave her some good advice and let her know that it wouldn’t be the end for her which Shotzi kept as a mantra to get to where she is today.
Both women clearly have respect for one another, but they conclude that if they are able to take each other out in the upcoming Rumble Match they won’t hesitate to do so.
Lita appeared on SmackDown this past Friday and was confronted by the SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. Lita is determined to win the Royal Rumble and go on to main event WrestleMania as she has confirmed that she has one last run in her.
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